Monday, February 7, 2011



I am in the planning stages of making a market bag that will incorporate a bit of vintage crewel embroidery. Although I haven't completely committed to a pattern, I'm leaning toward Amy Butler's Reversible Everyday Shopper from her Style Stitches book. Remove the "reversible" in this case. The crewel work will be protected by a layer of clear vinyl.  I have a spotty past with vinyl so I am a tad worried.

On a related note, I found this tutorial on making pleather handbag straps (but why stop at handbags?) via Adventures in Dressmaking. Those nifty clips that are utilized in the tutorial are a pricey $25 for a dozen. What's wrong with these?

I am super impressed by the outcome of the method that creator of the tutorial Cheryl Kuczek employs, but still a skeptic until the method works for me.

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